Sound of Music
*Prepare a 1-minute song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be available or you may use a tablet or phone for a track.
*You will not be asked to dance at the initial audition. Those considered for certain roles at callbacks may be asked to dance a bit.
*Ages 8 and up are welcome to audition
*Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm.
*We will rehearse Sundays (6-9pm), Monday, Tuesdays, Thusrdays (7:00-9:30pm), and possibly some Saturdays. Not all will be called to every rehearsal.
*Tech week officially starts Easter weekend, but we will work very hard to not need rehearsal then. Because of that, the following rehearsals are mandatory: Tuesday, April 4, Thursday, April 6, Monday, April 10, Tuesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 13.
LEAD ADULT CHARACTERS:
Maria Rainer (musical theatre mix/soprano, dance, 20-35) A postulant at Nonnberg Abbey – young, free spirited, warm, gentle and kind with much determination.
Captain Georg von Trapp (baritone, moves well, 35-45) A retired Austrian naval captain. Polished, yet very military in the way he runs his life to repress his sadness over the death of his wife; underneath, he is warm, understanding, and determined.
Max Detweiller (tenor/baritone, moves well, 30+) Charming and vital; a man of sophistication who enjoys the good life; true and loyal friend to the von Trapp family.
Elsa Schrader (mezzo soprano, moves well, 35-45) A baroness of taste and elegance, sophisticated, dignified and mature.
Mother Abbess (legit soprano, wide vocal range, 40+, very strong actress) Motherly, understanding, strong and authoritative, but kind.
Sister Berthe (alto, moves well) Mistress of Novices, prudish, straight laced with a quick tongue, she is less tolerant than other nuns.
Sister Margaretta (mezzo, moves well) Mistress of Postulants, very kind, understanding and concerned.
Sister Sophia (soprano, moves well) Neither demanding nor critical, sticks with the rules.
Franz (non-singing, 30+) The von Trapp butler, rather formal but not without spirit, he is very German and loyal to the Fascist cause.
Frau Schmidt (non-singing, 30+) The housekeeper, stoic, very little personality; she does her job efficiently but without affection. Strong and somewhat dominating.
Herr Zeller (non-singing, 40+) Stern and unsmiling, a typical Nazi official whose primary concern is to see that everyone toes the line.
Rolf Gruber (low tenor, dance, 17) Suitor to Liesl, telegram delivery boy, later Nazi soldier. A very pleasant young man, somewhat aggressive but in a gentle way.
LEAD CHILDREN’S ROLES:
All children, apart from their character description must be able to be conservative with their emotions and “serious.”
Liesl von Trapp (mezzo, dance, 16) The oldest child, blossoming into a young lady with an interest in boys. She has a maternal edge to her and cares very deeply for her younger siblings.
Friedrich von Trapp (age 14) Tough exterior, very much trying to be “the man” of the family.
Louisa von Trapp (age 13) Rebellious attitude.
Kurt von Trapp (age 10, falsetto) Gentle and mischievous.
Brigitta von Trapp (age 9) Smart, reads a lot.
Marta von Trapp (age 7) Very sweet and gentle.
Gretl von Trapp (age 6) Must have the cute factor.
Performance Dates: April 14 - May 7
Director- Amanda Shirk
Stage Manager- Keri Boe
Music Director- Royce Phillips
Choreographer- Stephanie Whiting
Dates- Sunday, January 29, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Monday, January 30, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, January 31, 6:30pm CALLBACKS
*You must sign up for an audition date and time here: https://signup.com/go/rDemxbO
*Fill out an audition form here: